Just in time for Pride Month, we are revisiting realtor.com’s ranking of the top 10 cities for LGBTQ folks to live. And, guess what? Denver made the top ten, coming in at #4 overall!
To come up with its ranking, realtor.com looked at cities with at least 50,000 households, of which at least 0.5% were headed by same-sex partners, according to U.S. Census info. They factored in each city’s score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index, which measures how inclusive its laws and services are for the gay community. They also looked at numbers of gay bars and Meetup groups per 10,000 households, and made sure that each place on our list has an annual Pride parade or festival.
Surprisingly, some of the world-famous gay meccas such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami didn’t make the list. Why not, you ask? Although they have high numbers of same-sex couples, they represented a smaller percentage of those huge cities’ overall populations.
So, what are the top 10 places for LGBTQ folks to live? According to realtor.com, they are:
- San Francisco, CA
- Atlanta, GA
- St. Petersburg, FL
- Denver, CO
- Seattle, WA
- Portland, OR
- Minneapolis, MN
- St. Louis, MO
- Providence, RI
- Austin, TX
Check out the article for more on what makes each of these cities uniquely and fabulously gay-friendly!